Definitions of opening

  1. the first of a series of actions; " he memorized all the important chess openings"
  2. the act of opening something; " the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  3. a vacant or unobstructed space; " they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  4. a possible alternative; " bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  5. the initial part of the introduction; " the opening established the basic theme"
  6. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man- made; " they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  7. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  8. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
  9. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
  10. Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
  11. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
  12. An aperture, or a hole; as, an opening in a fence; a space in a woods where there are few trees and little undergrowth; the first steps; beginning; as, the opening of a trial; opportunity or chance.
  13. An open place: a breach: an aperture: beginning: first appearance: opportunity.
  14. An aperture; beginning.
  15. A breach; an aperture; a commencement.
  16. An aperture; a hole; a place admitting entrance; beginning; first appearance; opportunity, as a good opening presents itself.
  17. of Open
  18. first or beginning; " the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; " the play's opening scene"
  19. First in order.